a roof having trusses the undersides of which form an arch.
a roof ceiled in the form of a barrel vault.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024
How to use cradle roof in a sentence
Fine woodwork is to be seen in the cradle roof, while the chancel screen was carefully modelled on one of earlier date.Nooks and Corners of Cornwall | C. A. Dawson Scott
A good plain example of a cradle roof is in the chancel of Ipplepen, and a very rich one at Beaford.A Book of the West. Volume I Devon | S. Baring-Gould